Spam

Today I deleted a hundred spam posts out of the comment bank over at Teens Writing for Teens. Call it Way Past Spring Cleaning. There were, in fact, over 500 spammy comments! Now there are only over 400.

But one thing I learned is that instead of getting annoyed, it is best to give in to the hilarity of spam and laugh myself out of my chair at some of the comments. I saved some of my personal favorites to share with you. Hopefully the authors won’t accuse me of copyright infringement.

Category A: AKA the Informative Category.

“The giving of Valentine’s Day flowers probably began in the 1700s when Charles II of Sweden introduced the Persian custom of the ‘language of flowers’ to Europe. The red rose was considered the flower symbolizing passion and love, and was associated in Greek and Roman times with Venus, goddess of love. Similarly, other cultural flowers symbolizing passion or love, such as tulips, carnations, and the iris, have also been associated with Valentine’s Day.”

Category B: AKA the Complimentary Category.

“you are truly a good webmaster. The web site loading pace is amazing. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a excellent job in this topic!”

"I have been browsing for three hours and have not seen a site as good as yours."

“We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.”


And a comment sure to please those bloggers of TWFT who are writers (meaning all of them):

“Mate, you are a good writer. Your text is so interesting. You should do it professionaly.

Category C: AKA the Philosophical Category.

“A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?”

“It is not good to appear more clever than you are. It is often good to appear slightly less so.”

Category D: AKA the Jibberish or otherwise Miscellaneous Category.

"Here you are!"

“Qqdwqdsaas ascaassc fdrewe: remark, and I bent over with my ear against my father’s chest and said the internal affairs of another country, since the internal”

"How much is a link to your site?"

Then there was the dude "examinating" our site, or the lady selling hemorrhoid cream who claimed to have browser issues and wanted to know how to view our site - believable if perhaps so many other hemorrhoid-cream-sellers didn't have similar issues. My all time favorite was the spammer offering products to help other spammers.

Now the question is should I go delete the other 400 comments now? Maybe, despite this lesson of spammy humor, I will use the bulk actions feature next time.

Race